WATCH OUT: Snakes are said to thrive in the current moisture.
WATCH OUT: Snakes are said to thrive in the current moisture.

Warwick man in hospital after surprise snake bite

A Rosenthal Heights man has sustained injuries to his lower leg after he was bitten by a snake on his property last night.

Ambulance services were called at around 6.50pm and the man in his 40s was transported to Warwick Hospital in a stable condition.

Snake Catcher Anthony Adams warned residents to watch out as recent rain has created a better habitat for snakes in the area.

“The grass is longer now and snakes are healthier and less sickly so they are stronger to be on the defence and attack if they feel threatened,” he said.

Mr Adams said a greater variety of snakes could appear due to the consistent rain.

“We’re seeing more red bellies because they prefer moister, damper, conditions,” he said.

“There’ll be some crown snakes and snakes that eat amphibians because there’s more frogs about.”

Mr Adams said if people spot a snake they should give it a wide berth.

“Don’t think that if you can’t see any snakes they aren’t about, they blend in well,” he said.

“But if you do, don’t go near it or provoke it.”



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